A LOUIS XVI BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
A LOUIS XVI BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE

BY CHARLES ERDMAN RICHTER, CIRCA 1790

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A LOUIS XVI BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
BY CHARLES ERDMAN RICHTER, CIRCA 1790
The oval top with brass edging above a plain frieze and square tapering legs terminating in brass caps and castors, with three original mahogany extending leaves, stamped twice 'C.RICHTER'
28 1/4 in. (72 cm.) high; 32 1/4 in. (82 cm.) wide; 63 1/2 in. (161,5 cm.) deep;
each leaf 16 in. (30 cm.) wide
Sale room notice
The measurements should read: 28 1/4 in. (72 cm.) high; 112 in. (284 cm.) long [fully extended]; 65 1/2 in. (166 cm.) long [not extended]; 63 ½ in. (161.5 cm.) deep; the three extending leaves are 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm.) wide each and not as stated in the catalogue.

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Charles Erdman Richter, maitre in 1784.

A number of pieces are known carrying the stamp of both Riesener and Richter, which was probably sub-contracted by Riesener, including a Louis XVI commode, Christie's New York, 24 September 1998, lot 61, a Louis XVI secretaire a abattant, Christie's New York, 21 May 1997, lot 625 and a commode sold Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 30 May 1951, lot 5.
The majority of his furniture was worked in mahogany with restrained gilt bronze mounts such as a small Louis XVI meuble d’appui with double doors, which is now housed in the Jones Collection, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In addition to such decoration he also produced pieces with fine marquetry, such as a Louis XVI secrétaire inlaid with panels featuring a vase of flowers and floral bouquets, (illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, “Le Mobilier Français de XVIIIe Siècle”, 1989, p. 693). With an illustrious clientele, his patrons included Monsieur (Louis XVI’s brother, who in 1814 was crowned Louis XVIII) as well as the Garde-Meuble Impérial in 1811

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